Herring spoke of in an announcement: “This basic turned into a referendum on the development we have made on civil rights, criminal justice reform, healthcare entry, clear air and water, victims’ rights, gun violence prevention, and consumer insurance policy, and voters made it clear that they want to retain the progress going.”
Jones issued a statement Tuesday evening congratulating Herring and announcing he’d work “relentlessly” to choose Democratic candidates in the fall.
“Tonight’s outcome is disappointing, however we are able to now not let it deter us from carrying on with the fight to carry true reform to Virginia,” he spoke of.
Herring now hopes to become the first Virginia attorney standard elected to a few full terms considering that Abram Penn Staples (1934-forty seven). Herring faces GOP nominee Jason Miyares, a delegate from Virginia seashore, in the fall.
“while AG Herring and his Democrat legislators supported the early unencumber of violent offenders, decreased mandatory minimums for serious crimes, and sought to end qualified immunity for our police officers, criminals took note,” Miyares wrote on fb.
Herring begun his political career serving a term on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and won a different election for state Senate in January 2006. He changed William C. Mims, who left the Senate to become chief deputy legal professional universal and is now a state Supreme court justice.